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FSSAI launched Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) wef 1st June 2020 replacing existing Food Licensing and Registration System. Food License Registration certificate is required to run a food product business. You have to register under Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to manufacture, distribute and transport food products. FSSAI is established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. FSSAI Certificate and FSSAI License are same which ensures the quality, purity and other important factors the customers can rely upon.

Benefits of FSSAI Registration

Apart from the fact that FSSAI registration is mandatory for your food business, getting it also comes with some benefits:

  • It creates trust and credibility among your customers
  • The FSSAI logo is widely recognized and hence it can ensure goodwill among consumers
  • Hygiene and cleanliness are regulated and followed when FSSAI registration is involved
  • You can create better work policies or improve them through studies that you get access to
  • New knowledge about the industry is shared with you which will help you to improve your safety standards and aid you in reaching the standards of international organizations
  • FSSAI license is important for exporting food products to other countries
  • FSSAI is also responsible for setting guidelines and procedures for quality assurance of the accredited labs as per ISO17025.

Who Is Required to Register with the FSSAI?

From hawkers, home vendors to giant food chains everyone operating in the food industry needs to register with FSSAI. Based on their size and the places they operate, they have to get one of the 3 types of registration/license that we will discuss below.

If your business falls in any one of the below-listed categories, then a food license is mandatory for you:

  • Procurement
  • Manufacture
  • Distribution
  • Processing
  • Packaging
  • Storage

In other words, an individual or a company that operates with food substances from farm to plate must obtain the FSSAI food licence.


Penalty for Not Registering

A food business operator (FBO) who runs their business without registering under FSSAI may face imprisonment and FSSAI license penalty up to ₹5 lakhs for the same.

Types of FSSAI Licence in India

According to the FSSAI Act, 2006 all food businesses are required to be registered/licensed under the following 3 categories:

FSSAI Registration

It is the primary kind of food licence issued for businesses that are small in turnover – up to ₹12 lakhs approximately per annum

Catering businesses irrespective of their turnover have to apply for a state licence and not a basic FSSAI registration.

FSSAI State Licence

Companies that have a profit greater than ₹12 lakhs and less than ₹20 crores per annum require a state licence.

FSSAI Central Licence

The central registration is for bigger businesses that have a turnover of over ₹20 crores per annum.

Companies that supply food to government offices/departments and businesses involved in food import/export have to get a central licence as well.

Documents Required for FSSAI Registration

Based on different types of registration and the food business that you are running, you have to submit different documents for registration.

FSSAI Registration

  • An identity proof that contains a photograph
  • A passport-sized photograph

State & Central Licence

  • Proof of address
  • Import export code
  • A passport-sized photograph
  • A list of directors or partners
  • A certificate of incorporation
  • The MoA and AoA of the business
  • An identity proof that contains a photograph
  • No objection certificate from the local municipality
  • Self declaration will be prepared by Bk Graphy and shared for signatures.

Manufacturing Units

Including the above-mentioned documents, manufacturing units have to submit the following documents as well:

  • The blueprint of warehouse, plant, etc.
  • A list of all machinery
  • Report of a water test
  • List of all food categories

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